Divorce can be an emotionally challenging and stressful experience, especially if children are involved. If two spouses divorce, they are both still financially responsible for taking care of their children. Child support is a crucial system for helping ensure your children’s needs are being met as they age. Though the specific regulations are sometimes difficult to understand, both parents are obligated to pay child support after a divorce until their children reach the age of 18. Some divorced spouses, however, question whether they can waive their child support, but this is not legally allowed in California. Understanding Child Support Child support is a continuous contribution of money that is used …Read More
How Is Child Support in California Determined?
Divorce can be complicated, and when there are children involved, it can be even more complex. In a divorce where spouses have children together, both are responsible for the care of those children, including financially. Child support is a necessary part of childcare after divorce. Though it can be overwhelming, understanding how child support is calculated in California can help you and your ex-spouse make informed decisions about your future and the future of your children. What Is Child Support? Child support is a portion of one parent’s income that’s paid to the other parent, or a portion of income that both parents must pay, to provide for the care …Read More
What Are Typical Cases Involving Family Law in California?
Family law is a broad term that covers a variety of civil cases that resolve conflicts within family units. The purpose of family law is to be sure that all parties involved are heard equally to arrive at the best possible outcome. Family cases can be emotionally charged and difficult because they involve litigants that are related, have built lives together, and, at some point, shared love with one another. While family courts encourage resolutions that take place outside of the courtroom, ultimately the court process will intervene if the parties cannot reach an amicable agreement. While there are many types of cases heard in family law courts, there are …Read More
What Is the Minimum Child Support in California?
One of the biggest issues couples who are divorced or facing divorce must contend with is determining the amount of child support that one of them will pay. In the state of California, this figure is based on the amount of time each parent will be with the children, how many children the parents have, how much each parent earns, and whether they are eligible for certain tax deductions. Child support will be calculated in various scenarios, including some domestic partnership situations, paternity cases, separations, and divorces or dissolutions. The courts use a very specific calculation throughout the state, so that child support requirements are uniform and provide a minimum …Read More